Crafting Silver Dreams: A Glimpse Inside Biro & Sons’ Silversmith Workshop

At Biro & Sons, we take immense pride in our legacy of craftsmanship that spans generations. Since Alex Biro first wielded a silversmith’s hammer in 1945, our commitment to perfecting the art of silversmithing and preserving old-world traditions has remained unwavering. Join us as we take you on a tour of our workshop, providing an inside look at the tools, processes, and dedication that transform everyday items into lifelong treasures.

The Workshop: A Testament to Tradition

Our workshop is a reflection of our deep-rooted dedication to the craft. It’s not about extravagance; it’s about authenticity. Here, you won’t find unnecessary embellishments. Instead, you’ll discover a place where craftsmanship is respected and tradition is upheld.

The Tools: Precision and Expertise

Crafting lifelong treasures demands the right tools and the right skills. Our artisans, like Alex Biro himself, are experts in their trade. Here are the tools we rely on to deliver outstanding results:

Silversmith’s Hammer: This humble tool is a symbol of precision and tradition. It allows us to reshape and restore silverware without compromising the original craftsmanship.

Burnishing Tools: Handcrafted burnishing tools are essential for smoothing and polishing, ensuring a flawless finish every time.

Polishing Wheels: We use highspeed polishing wheels to restore the luster to silver heirlooms, trays, and candelabras. 

Engraving Tools: For those who seek personalization, our skilled engravers use specialized tools to add unique designs or monograms to your cherished pieces.

The Bench: Where Craftsmanship is Honed

Our artisans carry forward the legacy of Alex Biro, dedicating themselves to the meticulous art of restoration. Their workstations are practical, efficient, and designed to bring out the best in every piece.

The Process: From Tarnish to Timeless Elegance

The journey from tarnished silver to timeless treasure is straightforward yet detailed:

Assessment and Inspection: We thoroughly examine your piece’s condition and provide an estimate outlining the restoration process.

Cleaning and Polishing: Our cleaning and expert polishing restore the metal’s brilliance, leaving it gleaming like new.

Repairs and Restoration: Skilled hands repair dents, scratches, and structural issues while preserving the original design.

Engraving and Customization: Should you desire it, our engravers add unique touches to make your piece truly special.

Final Inspection: Each item undergoes a rigorous final inspection to ensure it meets our high-quality standards.

Preserving the Art of Silver Restoration

In San Francisco, a town steeped in history and tradition, silverware is not merely functional — it’s a reflection of luxury and heritage. Biro & Sons is dedicated to preserving this legacy, ensuring your cherished pieces shine in all their glory at grand events and fine dining occasions.


Our workshop embodies the values passed down by Alex Biro — a commitment to tradition, an unwavering dedication to craftsmanship, and a genuine care for every piece we touch. Trust us to create and restore lifelong treasures that resonate with your discerning taste and appreciation for the art of silversmithing.